ICC World Twenty20 - Final

Sri Lanka v West Indies

West Indies won by 36 runs

5.1

BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, goes on straight, punched off the back foot towards mid-off, short of a good length

5.2

BAW Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, edged and just wide of slip, floated it on a good length outside off, opened the face past Mahela for a single

5.3

BAW Mendis to Gayle, 1 wide, the legspinner, goes down the leg side, lands on leg and turns down, tries to sweep fine, misses, called a wide

5.3

BAW Mendis to Gayle, no run, the legspinner again, shortish on leg stump and turning down, quicker through the air this time and Gayle is struck on the pads as he tries to whip it square, big appeal for lbw, was missing leg, replays show that would have hit leg, so my bad.

5.4

BAW Mendis to Gayle, no run, Gayle tries to sweep that shortish delivery down leg, caught on the glove, it pops up in front of short fine, lands safe

5.5

BAW Mendis to Gayle, OUT, Gayle's trapped in front, this went straight on, Gayle was caught in front again, rocked forward but not much to defend but played a little outside the line to that, struck him in line with middle and leg and Taufel had no doubt this time, was flatter and straighter this time

CH Gayle lbw b BAW Mendis 3 (26m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.75

5.6

BAW Mendis to Bravo, no run, beaten, slipped it quicker outside off, shortish and it spat away to go past the outside edge as Bravo flirted with it

West Indies 14/2   BAW Mendis 1-0-2-1

7.1

BAW Mendis to Bravo, 1 run, floating it full on middle, Bravo gets across and drives it to deep midwicket for a single, a bit of air on that one

7.2

BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, shortish outside off, turns away this time and goes past the outside edge as he tries to late-cut that

7.3

BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, pitched on a length on the off stump and it's driven back to the bowler

7.4

BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, Samuels wanted to attack that, tossed up on middle and leg, tries to smash it over long-on, got an inside edge onto the pads

7.5

BAW Mendis to Samuels, 2 runs, flighted on the off, rocks forward and eases that past extra cover for a couple of runs into the deep

7.6

BAW Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot to push it to point, another tight over

West Indies 22/2   BAW Mendis 2-0-6-1

13.1

BAW Mendis to Bravo, 1 run, tapped to short third man, fumble from the young lad gives away a single

13.2

BAW Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, back and pulled into midwicket

13.3

BAW Mendis to Bravo, 1 run, slap down to long off staying on the back foot

13.4

BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, outside off, went to fiddle it fine and missed

13.5

BAW Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, outside off again, dropped into cover point for a single

13.6

BAW Mendis to Bravo, OUT, forward around off stump, big cry for leg before, was it pad first? Yes says the umpire and Bravo has to go. He was caught around the knee roll playing forward around off stump, I had doubt of whether he was in line and especially whether there was bat involved but umpire Taufel thought both favoured the bowler and that it wasn't too high either, another big blow

DJ Bravo lbw b BAW Mendis 19 (29m 19b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

West Indies 73/3   BAW Mendis 3-0-10-2

15.1

BAW Mendis to Pollard, no run, yer, didn't read that, push outside off and missed by a mile to the wrong 'un

15.2

BAW Mendis to Pollard, OUT, outside off, cut to point and taken on the juggle spilled it above his head to start with but managed to turn and grab it on the rebound. Another big hitter falls to spin, Pollard was reaching out to cut a quite wide back of a length ball, got it in the air above the head of the fielder who reached up with two hands, parried the chance before turning and grabbing with two hands

KA Pollard c Dananjaya b BAW Mendis 2 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

15.3

BAW Mendis to Russell, OUT, swept off the stumps first ball, missed and given out lbw looked pretty straight, a dangerous shot first up and paid the price, I think Taufel has got this decision right. The batsman was late on the stroke and caught on the knee roll

AD Russell lbw b BAW Mendis 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

15.4

BAW Mendis to Sammy, 1 run, tossed up wide outside off Sammy drives and oh! Gets an inside edge past the stumps, lucky

15.5

BAW Mendis to Samuels, no run, back on his stumps and flicking back to the bowler

15.6

BAW Mendis to Samuels, 1 run, forward and dropped into the covers, they take a quick single and there's a direct hit from Mathews, and Sammy just gets back in time

West Indies 89/5   BAW Mendis 4-0-12-4
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West Indies won by 36 runs
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Match Coverage

Ian Chappell - How do you stop Gayle and Co?
Report - Samuels, Sammy give WI first world title since 1979
Features - A game that proved Twenty20 matters
Stats Analysis - Samuels' best, Malinga's worst
News - 'Wanted to attack their best bowler' - Samuels
News - 'We're going to live this moment forever' - Sammy
Features - Silence and celebration at the Premadasa
Match Analysis - A triumph for Sammy
Match Analysis - A bizarre and joyous night of cricket
News - 'This is for the Caribbean people' - Sammy
News - Relief for Samuels after 'a lot of tough times'
Match Analysis - Another final, another heartbreak for Sri Lanka
Fan Following - Shall we tell the president?
Awards - The six that rang out across the world
Video Interviews - West Indies celebrate in style
Video Interviews - Exclusive: 'Samuels destroying Malinga changed the game'
Video Highlights - World T20 2012: West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 36 runs
Video Press Conference - Jayawardene bemoans poor batting
Video Press Conference - Samuels delighted at the historic moment
Audio Match Analysis - 'Dilshan dismissal was key'
Audio Match Analysis - 'World T20 showed how important WI is to world cricket'
Video Press Conference - 'This is for the Caribbean people' - Sammy
Video World Twenty20 Daily - World T20 Daily: West Indies rule the world
Video Match Analysis - Determined West Indies triumph
Video The Chuck Fleetwood-Smiths - Two Chucks: Samuels writes his own script
Gallery - West Indies thump Sri Lanka to take T20 title
Gallery - Sri Lanka: route to the final
Gallery - West Indies: route to the final

Photos

Oct 7, 2012

Darren Sammy takes good care of the World Twenty20 trophy, Sri Lanka v West Indies, final, World Twenty20, Colombo, October 7, 2012

Darren Sammy takes good care of the World Twenty20 trophy

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Oct 7, 2012

West Indies on fire: Darren Sammy led them to a first world title since 1979, Sri Lanka v West Indies, final, World Twenty20, Colombo, October 7, 2012

West Indies on fire: Darren Sammy led them to a first world title since 1979

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